Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and cloud computing provider, BlueFire, will merge its operations with IT solutions company, Netforce.
Both companies are Sydney-based and provide complementary hosted and managed IT services across the country.
Dimension Data maintains major ownership of both companies and as part of the merger; the entities will support the integrator’s service offerings. However, BlueFire and Netforce will run independently.
Under the merged operations, BlueFire’s brand will be retained, but it will consolidate its office to Netforce, which is located in North Ryde.
The office features a tier 2 datacentre and purpose-built business continuity suites.
The merger is expected to be finalised by the end of August and once it has been completed, BlueFire will have 75 staff and more than 500 customers, which include Ascent Pharmaceuticals, AVJennings, Global Television, Grindley Construction, RedBalloon and realestate.com.au.
BlueFire CEO, Adam Pozniak, said the merger will reinforce the company’s depth in IaaS offerings, and is also compatible with its development in cloud technologies.
“The North Ryde facility provides us with our own Tier 2 data centre and associated business continuity suites, which complement our existing services and provide a premium hosting alternative close to Sydney's CBD,” Pozniak said in a statement.
Netforce general manager, Debra Lee, said it would be able to combine customer service abilities with a greater depth and maturity of service offering, particularly in the areas of hosted storage and hosted desktop.